FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

PIXIES' BRAND NEW ALBUM, BENEATH THE EYRIE,

RELEASED TODAY

 

 Beneath The Eyrie turns the Pixies’ legacy into stadium-ready tunes, without losing sight of their dark charm. This is the first release since they got back together than can be legitimately considered a continuation of their best work, taking off from where Trompe le Monde left off.”

-- Under The Radar

“With Beneath The Eyrie, it’s time to consider Pixies on the same terms as some of their heroes and influences, like Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen and Neil Young.”  -- The Arts Desk/UK

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – Friday, September 13, 2019 -- It’s a deeply odd world that the 12 songs on Pixies’ Beneath The Eyrie (BMG/Infectious) creates, haunting and ominous, but so satisfying in such a weird and sinister way.  Produced by Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood) and recorded in December 2018 at Dreamland Studios near Woodstock, NY, the band - Black Francis/guitar, vocals, Joey Santiago/guitar, David Lovering/ drums, and Paz Lenchantin/bass - has packed a multitude into these dozen tracks:  a carny sensibility, an audacious swagger, a harmony of legacy and rejuvenation, heartbreak and loss, devotion and resiliency.  In stores and digitally available today, Beneath The Eyrie is ready and willing to pull you into its bizarre world of misfits and madness, witches and a hungry catfish.  

 

Beneath The Eyrie is available in a wide variety of packages, and all formats can be purchased HERE.

 

* Deluxe Box Set - features the full album in CD and clear vinyl formats, plus a second clear vinyl disc containing nine unreleased demos recorded over the past year

* Standard heavyweight single gatefold black vinyl

* Deluxe CD in a hard casebound book

* Cassette

* Digital download

 

* Standard 12-song CD (not available via pixiesmusic.com, but from various retailers such as Amazon)

 

* Standard heavyweight single gatefold colored vinyl (Indie Record Store exclusive)

 

You’ve heard “On Graveyard Hill” and “Catfish Kate,” today Pixies invite you to sample one more new song from Beneath The Eyrie

“St. Nazaire,” a “balls-to-the-wall rocker that features a scorching vocal from Francis and searing guitar work from Santiago.” (Goldmine)

 

Following last week's promo trip to the U.S. east coast where the band sat down with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Rolling Stone, ABC News, World Cafe, iHeart and SiriusXM, and performed the album’s single “Catfish Kate” on “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Pixies kicked off Leg One of its 2019-2020 global tour last night in the UK.  With many more dates to be announced, the initial itinerary is below.

 

SEPTEMBER

12  De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK

13  Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK

14  Pavilions, Plymouth, UK

16  O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK

17  O2 Academy, Leeds, UK

18  O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK

20  Alexandra Palace, London, UK

21  O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK

22  O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK

23  Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK

25  Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK

26  Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

29  Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway

30  Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden

 

OCTOBER

 1   KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark

 3   TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands

 4   O13 Poppodium, Tilburg, The Netherlands

 5   Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany

 7   Palladium, Cologne, Germany

 8  Forum Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic

 9   Gasometer, Vienna, Austria

11  PalaDozza, Bologna, Italy

12  Todays at OGR, Turin, Italy

13  X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland

15  Tonhalle, Munich, Germany

16  Forest National, Brussels, Belgium

17  Luxexpo, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

19  L'Olympia, Paris, France

20  Le Radiant, Lyon, France

21  Le Liberte, Rennes, France

23  Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain

24  Riviera, Madrid, Spain

25  Campo Pequeno, Lisbon, Portugal

26  Coliseum, Galicia, Spain

 

 

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About the Pixies

While Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering band of the late 80s alt/rock movement, having blazed the trail for artists from Nirvana to Radiohead to Pearl Jam, today, a whole new generation of music fans is discovering the band's iconic “loudquietloud” signature sound.  After five genre-defining studio albums -- including the now-Platinum-certified Doolittle — Pixies disbanded in 1993, and then launched their reunion tour in April 2004, playing to sell-out crowds across the globe for 15 years, a far longer period of time than they were a band originally.  But writing, recording and releasing new music was something that the band had been wanting to do for a long time, so they secretly booked studio time in Wales for the fall of 2012.  Six days into the recording, founding bassist Kim Deal decided to leave the band; Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering made the decision to carry on, finishing and releasing the band’s first studio album in more than two decades, 2014’s Indie Cindy.   Also wanting to play live, the three began working with a number of touring bassists, including former A Perfect Circle bassist, Paz Lenchantin who came out on the road with the band in 2014.  The band welcomed her as Pixies' permanent bassist in 2016. 


 

Also in 2016, Pixies released its second post-reunion studio album, Head Carrier which was also Lenchantin’s recording debut with the band.  As the UK’s DIY put it, “They’re back.  They’re still brilliant.  God save the Pixies.” 

 

December 2018 saw the band holed up at Dreamland Studios near Woodstock, NY with producer Tom Dalgety where they recorded their second album as a unit, Beneath the Eyrie out on September 13, 2019. 

 

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